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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Project Associate, ES, Communication 21 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Ukraine
UNFPA
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Ukrainian
01 November 2020
12 months
21 October 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNFPA Program Analyst or her designated mandated representative(s), the National UN Volunteer will:
Support UNFPA team in the implementation of project activities.
Contribute to drafting of media briefs, social media communication, and documentation of good practices, human stories and stories of success as well as organization of public events.
Maintain close working relationships with the media, including editors and journalists in key national and international news outlets.
Regularly and consistently monitor media publications in the thematic areas related to the Project, providing timely advice to the Project Coordinator and UNFPA Communication and Advocacy Manager, flagging the issues of concern, suggesting corrective actions to address them.
Contribute to the development and implementation of behaviour changing campaigns and awareness raising information materials.
Maintain solid working relationships with the companies-signatories to the Declaration for Gender Equality and Prevention of Domestic Violence. Provide technical support to those signed the Declaration to better implement SDGs (Goals 5 and 8) in their day-to-day operations and business strategies, and document good practices for experiences sharing.
Explore opportunities and mechanisms for engaging civil society and private sector in responding to the needs of vulnerable groups of population affected by COVID-19.
Help to maintain 4 Hands Happiness web-site and social media through drafting news items and event reports.
Perform any other duties as required by the Country Office, Regional Office and HQ.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in social work or other social sciences, social inclusion, civil society development, international relations community health, international relations, international law, human rights, gender studies, communication for development or related field. Master’s degree is preferable.

24 Months
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desirable: women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, behaviour change campaigns.
  • Understanding of the SDGs is recommended.
  • Understanding of the corporate social responsibility concept would be considered as an asset.
  • 2 years of experience working in the areas of public-private partnership, communication, public relations or marketing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in gender mainstreaming, combating gender-based violence, communication for development.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Ukraine and legal residents in Ukraine with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 21-10-2020

Human Rights Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Honduras
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
OHCHR
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
21 October 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the coordinator of the assigned unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will:

  • Gather information on the human rights situation related to the assigned thematic area(s) (inclusive of legislation, policies and programmes), including through contacts with State authorities and institutions, civil society, other United Nations actors, and other stakeholders;
  • Participate in and conduct monitoring missions and report thereon;
  • Receive complaints of alleged human rights violations, interview victims and advise them and/or their families on possible courses of action;
  • Document allegations of human rights violations and abuses, including by entering them in OHCHR’s database;
  • Contribute to the analysis of human rights concerns, violations and abuses in light of international human rights norms and standards, including with the objective of contributing to prevention and early warning;
  • Draft and contribute to drafting a variety of reports and correspondence relating to assigned thematic area(s);
  • Support the design and delivery of technical assistance and capacity building to State institutions, civil society and other stakeholders on the assigned thematic area to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in the country;
  • Participate in meetings, working groups, seminars, etc., on assigned thematic area(s);
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of OHCHR’s strategy in relation to the assigned thematic area;
  • Ensure the integration of a gender perspective and attention to gender and women’s human rights in all activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Degree level: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with relevant training and/or qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Type of degree: Law, political science, international relations, social science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in the fields of human rights, rule of law and/or conflict prevention is required; experience working in or knowledge of the Latin American region would be an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms is required.
  • Experience working with human rights defenders and on issues related to the democratic space is desired.
  • Experience working on access to justice, accountability for human rights violations and other rule of law issues is desired.
  • Experience working on women’s rights and gender-related issues is desired.
  • Experience working on conflict prevention and human rights issues in electoral context would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including human rights defenders, grassroots community members, women, LGBTI and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Have affinity with or interest in the promotion and protection of the human rights of all, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) is required. Experience entering, managing and analysing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Human Rights Officer 25 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Aweil, Bor, Torit, Kuajok (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
25 October 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Field office Team Leader and the regional coordinator, and overall supervision of Director of the Human Rights Division or his/her designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will be responsible for implementing the Division’s work plans, including assisting inconducting monitoring, fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2459 (March 2019).In particular, the incumbent will:

General activity: Please note that this job description is generic and therefore, activities listed below may not be carried out by all Human rights officer.

  • Contribute to and/or draft communications, briefing notes, talking points, press releases, statements, bullet points, or other products;
  • Draft various internal and external reports on the human rights situation in South Sudan covering specific timeframes (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) or themes (e.g., freedom of expression) based on submissions from colleagues based in the field and HQ. The candidate may be asked to draft reports during evening hours (i.e., daily) or weekends (i.e., weekly);
  • Provide guidance to relevant colleagues to ensure submissions from field teams are in line with OHCHR methodology on human rights reporting;
  • Provide and prepares legal analysis and research, and outputs, such as work unit reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, briefings, etc
  • Participates in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant documents;
  • Conduct capacity building activities in areas of administration of justice and transitional justice which include advising national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops, supporting national criminal justice system organization, training of national actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated area of conflict-related violations;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the situation of human rights in relation to the armed conflict, including through close cooperation with field teams, other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Support HRD’s analysis by maintaining a proactive situational awareness of human rights and political developments for the purpose ofgathering data on hotspots and early warning mapping and support in HRD’s information analysis;
  • Identify incidents requiring further monitoring and/or investigation, co-ordinate with field teams regarding follow-up, and analyse the potential impact of reported incidents on the human rights situation;
  • Monitor and follow up on incidents of denial of access by armed groups to locations where human rights monitoring and investigation activities are planned to take place, and coordinate with field teams and the Legal Affairs to identify possible courses of action in response;
  • Assist in developing the profiles of alleged perpetrators of human rights violations in close coordination with field teams;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Undertake risk assessment in the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and monitor implementation of mitigating measures;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, within all assigned human rights activities;
  • Represent the UNMISS human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;

Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Minimum First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, or social science, or related discipline, with a specialization in human rights preferred.

36 Months

Three years of work experience related to the field of human rights.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required. Willingness to work in hardship duty stations is required. Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable. Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable. Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable. Experience working in regional countries is desirable. Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.

Yes

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Application deadline: 25-10-2020

Project Coordinator 26 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Thailand
Open

Project Coordinator

National Specialist
UNDP
Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
English,Thai
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
26 October 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Coordinator will:

  • In-charge of coordinating technical substance, ensuring high quality, efficient and effective output/project delivery;
  • Liaise with the project team and stakeholders for the coordination and results of the assigned outputs/activities;
  • Support and facilitate coordination of all technical and logistic arrangements for timely project implementation and activities.
  • Support the Project Team in the daily coordination of project activities with UNDP staff, government agencies, NGOs, academia;
  • Maintain regular contact with focal persons of partners and project service providers such as academic institutes, consultants;
  • Facilitate communications and advocacy of the project results;
  • Keep the Project Team updated on issues and potential delays and risks to the work schedule and other operational and budgetary issues.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets;
  • Assist in reviewing the study, Business Continuity Pan, needs assessment, feasible studies, developed by consultants;
  • Support the mobilization of competent national and international experts as needed;
  • Assist in preparing meeting minutes, mission reports, project progress reports
  • Participate in M&E activities as required;
  • Strengthen knowledge networks and organize knowledge sharing sessions;
  • Compile success stories;
  • Undertake any other duties as required by his/her supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Public Management, International Development or related fields

60 Months
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development areas at the national or international level;
  • Experience in project coordination especially with government agencies;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, producing quality results.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Working experience with UNDP or other UN Agency will be considered as an asset;
  • Experience of working in international organizations/projects will be considered as an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Thai(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Thailand and legal residents ofThailand with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 26-10-2020

Programme Assistant 28 October 2020 Nat. Youth UNICEF Lebanon
UNICEF
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
28 October 2020

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of Chief Health and Nutrition, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist the section in preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section;
  • Manage the Chief diaries and organising meetings and appointments;
  • Assist the section in arranging logistics for meetings and workshops;
  • Support the Chief of section in typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor;
Secondary education
  • Academic; Secondary degree supplemented with university courses related to public health, nutrition, or any other related field is desirable;
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) at the national and/or international level in administrative or clerical work experience is required. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.
b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail
c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address
d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments
f. Click “Submit my profile”
g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Programme Assistant (LBNR000361) click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Programme Assistant (LBNR000361)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNV Programme Officer (to be eligible to apply to the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, candidates need to be a person living with a disability and a citizen of Kazakhstan) 15 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Kazakhstan
UNDP
Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
English,Russian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 November 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the guidance of the UNDP Governance Unit and in cooperation with project staff, the UNV Programme Officer will provide the following support in:

  • Preparation of project reports, including progress and annual reports, as well as ad hoc technical reports, if and when needed;
  • Assistance in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy;
  • Provision of high quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management;
  • Preparation and implementation of monitoring plans for documentation of lessons learnt with an emphasis on the production of quality knowledge products to be shared with all stakeholders;
  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues and initiate, if necessary, diagnostic studies in the respective areas of governance in Kazakhstan;
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and programme formulation/ implementation;
  • Making disbursements in accordance with activities and budgets of approved project preparation grants;
  • Drafting contracts for local and international experts and consultants, and sub-contracting institutions;
  • Preparation of project budget revisions, determination of unutilized funds;
  • Maintenance of the database of partners and key government contacts;
  • Analytical support, drafting speeches, official communication.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable

24 Months

Qualifications, skills:

  • 2 year experience in project/programme implementation;
  • Good computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and other software products);
  • A confident user of Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) and other applications;
  • Ability to work in a team, excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Russian languages;

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrating corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Experience in doing data gathering and research is must;
  • Proven analytical and report writing skills are advantageous;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encouraging the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;

Language (s): Fluency in spoken and written Russian and English. Knowledge of Kazakh is an advantage

Competencies and values:

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work - Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully;
  • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow - Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others;
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction - Models independent thinking and action;
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform - Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis;
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement - Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration

Programme/project administration.

No

Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Kazakhstan and legal residents in Kazakhstan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 15-11-2020